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November 9, 2020  |  View this email in your browser
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Veterans Day Message from Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Dear LACCD Colleagues,

Please join me in taking time on this Veterans Day, November 11, to thank and celebrate the brave men and women of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for their valor and sacrifices in service to our country and the protection of our freedoms. It is likely that you have a family member, loved one, neighbor or friend who has proudly served and deserves our recognition.

By law, Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11, specifically at 11 a.m., in recognition of “Armistice Day” that noted the cessation of fighting during World War I at the “Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month” in 1918. In 1954, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that merged Armistice Day into Veterans Day to honor all former, active and future military service members. Unfortunately, many of the traditional Veterans Day ceremonies and parades honoring our military members have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but their sacrifices will not be forgotten and instead will be celebrated this year online.

The Los Angeles Community College District has a proud history of educational service to our Veterans and active military. Each college provides a Veterans Resource Center for financial aid, counseling and other special services for more than 3,000 student-veterans that we proudly serve each year.

On November 4, the District’s Board of Trustees passed a Resolution honoring our Veterans. Please see link below for the full Resolution and links to other important resources. We are grateful for our Veterans and student-veterans and we thank them for their selfless service to our country and for answering the call to duty.
Chancellor Rodriguez Signature

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Small thumbnail of LACCD Ceremonial Veterans Day ResolutionBoard of Trustees Honor Veterans

The LACCD Board of Trustees passed a resolution in honor of Veterans Day calling for all District faculty, students and staff, and all Americans, to recognize and celebrate the valor and sacrifices made by all Veterans.
Read the Full Resolution (PDF)
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Veterans Day Events

The COVID-19 public health pandemic has caused cancelation of many traditional Veterans Day celebrations for 2020, however the following events are just some of many that will be accessible online in virtual ceremonies.

Veterans Day 2020 Official Poster. It reads "Honoring All Who Served" and shows silhouettes of Veterans helping each other up a mountain.

Arlington National Cemetery

The nation’s official 67th Veterans Day Observance. Live stream begins 11 a.m. (ET).
More Info for Arlington Event

National Veterans Memorial

Inspiring online ceremony begins at 10 a.m. (ET). Watch the Facebook stream.
More Info for National Veteran Memorial and Museum event

San Fernando Valley Parade

Traditionally one of the largest Veterans Day events in L.A. County. This year, the parade will be online only beginning at 11 a.m. (PT).
More Info for San Fernando Valley Parade event

Official Veterans Day Resources

Download the Official Veterans Day 2020 Poster (pictured above) and the Official Veterans Day Teachers Guide (PDF) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Closure Reminder

The District and all Nine Colleges will be closed November 11
in observance of Veterans Day.
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